Olympic Hot Springs Road Closed
The Elwha Valley's Olympic Hot Springs Road is closed to public entry beyond the Altair Campground during removal of the Glines Canyon Dam. Olympic Hot Springs is not accessible from the Elwha.
Elwha River Closures
Boating is prohibited on the Elwha River between Upper Lake Mills Trail to Altair Campground.
Changes to Visitor Services Due to Sequestration
Due to mandatory, across the board budget cuts, some visitor services at Olympic National Park have changed. See the Plan Your Visit section for more information.
Wilderness Camping Permits are required for all overnight trips into the wilderness backcountry of Olympic National Park.
A wilderness camping fee is charged for all permits and includes a $5 permit registration fee, plus $2 per person per night. There is no nightly charge for people 15 years old and under.
Check the Wilderness Trip Planner for more information on visiting and enjoying the Olympic Wilderness.
Special Park Use permits are required for some activities such as special events and commercial filming and photography. Applications for permits should be submitted to the appropriate park official well in advance for consideration and processing.
Did You Know?
That the Piper's bellflower is unique to the Olympic Mountains? Named after an early Olympic peninsula botanist, the Piper's bellflower grows in cracks and crevices of high elevation rock outcrops.